This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. Download this episode This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” reading is Max Baucus’ “The Urgent Need for Regulatory Clarity on Stablecoins.” See also: Strike App Won’t Support Bitcoin in Argentina “The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob […]
The consortium has been in dialogue with several regulatory bodies, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, and the FDIC, since before the announcement, Wade Perry, chief administration officer at FirstBank said on CoinDesk TV. However, he did not respond to a question about the insurability of UDSF, either.
“One of the challenges that we have in Palau is, it’s hard to get pennies, it’s hard to get quarters,” Whipps said. “Cash shortages are a real thing here, so what digital wallets would really provide is freedom, freedom from having to go to the bank.”
Stablecoin issuer Tether froze three Ethereum addresses on Thursday, holding over $160 million worth of USDT, according to data from Etherscan. The three accounts will now not be able to move funds. In total, Tether has blacklisted 563 addresses on the Ethereum blockchain since November 2017, according to the Bloxy block explorer. Tether has said […]
The Terra blockchain’s fast growing stablecoin UST, which had surpassed its rival DAI to become the largest decentralized stablecoin, has how attained another milestone: a market capitalization of $10 billion. According to the crypto pricing site CoinGecko, the UST market cap pushed past $10 billion on Sunday. As recently as the beginning of 2021, the […]
Increased regulatory certainty regarding the status of stablecoin and their issuers may create market opportunities, as regulatory risks have deterred financial institutions from engaging in the space, Fitch Ratings said in a report published on Tuesday.
“The reserves of these stablecoins, however, may not be subject to rigorous audits and the quality and quantity of collateral may not, in some cases, correspond to the issuer’s claims. Likewise, stablecoins that maintain their value through algorithmic mechanisms are potentially subject to failure due to market pressures, operational failures, and other risks,” the report […]
Avalanche, an Ethereum-rivaling smart contract blockchain, is adding a native version of USDC – the stablecoin backed by cash and liquid cash equivalents that is administered by Boston-based Circle. Bringing USDC to Avalanche should further grease the wheels of decentralized finance (DeFi) on the network, following a recently announced $200 million incubation fund for DeFi […]
Emmer, however, was quick to point out that his stance on stablecoin regulation doesn’t mean he is against regulating the industry in general.: Providing a “light touch regulatory framework” – starting with defining terms like “currency,” “commodity” and “security” – could help encourage innovation in the industry, he said.
According to the report, the legislation will also include steps to prevent money laundering via stablecoins by giving the agency additional oversight over intermediaries such as wallet providers, and also adding additional know-your-customer (KYC) measures.